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the mourners as the bodies of the u.s. ambassador and others killed in libya return to the united states. and mitt romney ramps up his criticism of the president again as the latest polls show him falling behind in several crucial states. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> but we begin with these live pictures. look at this. this is tahrir square in cairo. these are live pictures coming in not far from the united states embassy. once again, the protests escalating even as we speak. earlier in the day it had been relatively -- keyword, relatively, quiet. now seems to be escalating for some reason. our own ben wedeman is on the ground for us. we're going to be going to him shortly. at the same time as these scenes are unfolding, there also have been frightening scenes of violence and hatred directed at the united states and others around the region. it's spreading. and u.s. officials are very worried. sources tell me they're especially concerned about today's penetration of the united states embassy in tunisia and the reports that the american school was actually burned.
the swiss embassy in tehran, shouting death to the united states. the swiss embassy handles u.s. interests in iran, and is being heavily guarded right now by police. >> as for the president, president obama vowing all necessary steps. security being beefed up to protect u.s. citizens all around the world. >> and, and a major development in libya. the first arrests in connection with the attack that killed two well-respected american diplomats and two former navy s.e.a.l.s. >> want to begin our worldwide coverage this morning out of cairo with ian lee. ian talk to me a little bit about this world via twitter from the muslim brotherhood that they are announcing the protests will only be held in tahrir square. why is that? >> well, brook, what the muslim brotherhood is saying, is that by canceling the protests around egypt, they hope to curb any violence that happens from those protests. but they said they're holding a symbolic protest in tahrir square. they also added that because it's symbolic, means there's not going to be a lot of people, a low turnout. you know, they can't have one prote
the united states, in fact, for something like this. i think thers going to be a lot of, you know, the u.s. is really going to hunker down and think about how they want to proceed now. not just in libya but in the whole region. >> elise, this is brooke. let me just, as john points out, you know, diplomats really are certainly mourning this morning and we're covering the ory, really there's no way any other network can. if we can just back up and if you can help us fill in the blanks as far as what exactly happened. here we are day two now of protests. we've been covering the protests in cairo and in benghazi. we remember covering the revolution, it was really the rebel stronghold last year. explain what exactly happened as far as this ambassador is concerned and the three other workers who were apparently with him in his car? >> details are very sketchy right now. what we understand is we knew yesterday, towards the end of the day, that as we were watching those pictures at the embassy in cairo, there were gunmen that had approached the u.s. consulate in benghazi, and breached the walls
country. your choice. >>> we would like to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world to this, the democratic national convention, as charlotte, north carolina. i'm on the convention floor, i'm wolf blitzer. the first lady of the united states, michelle obama, has tonight's most critical job, reminding voters why they liked her husband enough to put him in the white house, and to make the case for giving him another four years. ining us now inrco all of thiweek,nderson cooper, high above the floor. >> our w sws whyhat case is more urgent than ever for the democrat. nesn mitt romney's convention bous. what are the numbers? their convtion tonight, ts let'slook at that very question. we know governor romney got a one-point bounce out of his convention, not so great, about half what the president got four years ago. not a big bounce. where does that leave us? the democrats' opening night two months from a critical election day. doesn't get any closer than that. 48-48. >> the convention will pay tribute to a champion of health care reform, the late senator edward kennedy,
developments in the hunt for the suspects in the attack that killed the united states ambassador to libya and three other americans. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> with only 47 days to go until the election, the romney campaign's about to roll out another new strategy. voters will be seeing a lot more of mitt romney. in fact, we're only minutes away from his speech at a rally in florida. our national political correspondent jim acosta is joining us now live from sarasota to set the scene. jim, what's going on? >> reporter: wolf, we expect mitt romney to be out here in sarasota, florida, in just a few minutes from now. this is where his advisors say after a relatively light schedule over the last couple weeks, mitt romney and his campaign will be picking up the pace. and after seeming to defend those comments on that hidden camera video on government dependency, romney appears to be shifting again on that message as well looking for something that will stick. after being caught on tape writing off 47% of voters as obama supporters who are dependent on government, mit
the end of it, and they were just wrapping up. but as usual, they blame the united states, israel, and the west in general, and the main protest was, again, as you said, the recent claim that was made that it appeared to be anti anti-islamic. and they issued statements in support of their federal students in egypt and libya. >> all right, shirzad live on the ground in tehran where the protests seem to be over. there were other protests around the region overnight, much larger protests in the capital of sanaa. mohammed jamjoom joins us on the phone right now. he is in beirut, but he has been watching theeldispsed. it was initially between 2,000 to 3,000 angry demonstrators, angry over this film that had emerged through the u.s. embassy in sanaa earlier today, but now it's only in the dozens. what we were told by eyewitnesss witnessing all of this is that this was an angry crowd and that at least five or six members of this crowd had been able to breach the compound's security, had been able to get to one of the main gates and break one of the windows, but initially yemeni security
dangerous country in the world. and the number one threat to the united states is iran acquiring a nuclear weapon. the suggestion by prime minister netanyahu that the united states should set a red line and say in advance that we would use force if iran achieved a certain level of progress in its nuclear effort doesn't make a lot of sense to me. this is a question of war and peace. and both president obama and president bush have tried to say we need to negotiate with iran and have the ability to sanction it and use force if necessary, but you don't want to put yourself into a corner and use force based on actio and a predetermined level as what the iranians do. so i think president obama is right here to resist that. and israel should know that the united states has its back as the president has said and the united states will do what it must do to stop iran. but let the united states make that decision, not some preimposed red line. i think that makes sense for america. >> president obama on " 6/0 minutes" on sunday said this. let's play a clip. >> and it comes to our national security d
is not a challenge that can be contained. it will threaten the elimination of israel. the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: after his remarks, he crossed town to the clinton global initiative where he addressed an issue with potential appeal to evangelical and women voters, human sex trafficking. >> that's slavery. it is barbaric and it is evil and it has no place in a civilized world. >> reporter: wolf, on other top foreign policy concerns, he addressed the crisis in syria, he mentioned the withdrawal of troops from iraq and the draw down from afghanistan and the trouble between israel and the palestinians. but that was all. he essentially was checking the box on all those fronts. and no mention at all of china. in essence, wolf, this was a speech about the two crises that have consumed foreign policy discussion during the u.s. campaign. the tension between israel and iran and now this most recent crisis in libya, wolf. >> with six weeks to go until the election, jessica, tomorrow i take it he's right back out there in the swing states
of the island and here in the united states, the east coast is not out of play either. so let's get right to alexandra steel. she is at cnn hurricane headquarters. what can you tell us? >> it's not as bad as it could be for bermuda. bermuda sees hurricanes about three every ten years and it's moving farther east than we'd seen it before. this is the atlantic. we do have two hurricanes at play. there's leslie. here is michael. this is a category 2, it is small, tight, powerful. 105-mile-an-hour winds. good news, won't affect anyone, won't affect land. so with that, our attention turns to leslie. now, right now it's category 1, maximum sustained winds at 75 miles an hour. what's happened is it has sat over the same space, kind of the cold water for the last 18 hours or so. so we have not seen any intensification. so that is the good news. here is the projected path. now, you can see here is bermuda right now, it's about 430 miles south/southeast of bermuda, expected to make the past farther east than earlier thought sunday morning. so here are the impacts. this area east of haley fax cou ha
's going on in the general assembly and what united states secretary clinton will be doing on the world stage on the sidelines. this will be very important, john. they will be meeting with the president of libya today to talk about they would protect u.s. diplomats in tripoli. she will be meeting with the presidents of yemen, tunisia. nobody will be meeting with president morsi. you see what happened over the last week. the united states not happy about how he was treating the united states in the wake of those protests. but the side issues of how the u.s. will engage with the middle east going forward will be one of the biggest issues. >> so secretary of state hillary clinton will be meeting with benjamin netanyahu, but president obama will not. yet he's in town today appearing on "the view." >> that's right what jay carney had said, his press secretary, is that in keeping with the presidential campaigns, the president won't be meeting with world leaders, leaving all of that to secretary clinton. the truth is in the past presidents running for re-election have met. in 2004, president b
calling for calm. >> since our founding, the united states has been a nation that respects all faiths. we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. but there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. >> the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content, and message. america's commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. >> elsewhere, in iran, a senior cleric reportedly upped the bounty for the killing of author salman rushdie, whose book "the satanic verses" sparked global protests more than two decades ago, after the late imam khomeini declared it an insult to islam. >> yes, it was a stupid film, you know. and the correct response to a stupid film on youtube is to say, it's a stupid film on youtube and you get on with the rest of your life. so, to take that, and to deliberately use it to inflame your troops, you know, is a political act. that's not about religion. that's about power. >> we just returned back to the office from the streets of islama
. this is an election for president of the united states -- >> right, no, and i would agree with you on that and that's not what i'm saying so i'll stop you there if i can. i agree with you on that. i'm not saying how you look, i guess you would say how you can command and navigate a debate is, might be equally as important to the specifics of what you're saying. which is not quite how you look. >> well, but it has to do with, look, when president obama was elected, he got elected on a blank slate, or see in me what you want to see in me. then what happened was, what he saw was tax increases and growth of government, joblessness remaining high for 43 months, are big concerns. that is what people want to think about. and quite frankly, i think that if all the media will talk about in these presidential debates is how someone looked and did they have their shoulders high, et cetera, that's a glamour contest. when i talk to families they want to know what does this mean for our kids? what does this mean for us and jobs? and that's going to be the big takeaway. the substance later on, not just how someon
security challenges to the united states. barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. >> thanks to barbara. 44 minutes past the hour. red faces at buckingham palace this morning over topless pictures of kate middleton. what the royal family plans to do about it, coming up. it's got that sweet honey taste. but no way it's 80 calories, right? no way, right? lady, i just drive the truck. right, there's no way right, right? have a nice day. [ male announcer ] 80 delicious calories. fiber one. wanted to provide better employee benefits while balancing the company's bottom line, their very first word was... [ to the tune of "lullaby and good night" ] ♪ af-lac ♪ aflac [ male announcer ] find out more at... [ duck ] aflac! [ male announcer ] ...forbusiness.com. [ yawning sound ] ♪ ♪ one, two, three, four ♪ you say ♪ flip it over and replay ♪ we'll make everything okay ♪ walk together the right way ♪ do, do, do, do try capzasin-hp. it penetrates deep to block pain signals for hours of relief. capzasin-hp. take the pain out of arthritis. >>> the duke and duchess of cambridge are in the
, the united states has been a nation that respects all faiths. we reject all efforts to degenerate the religious beliefs of others. >> the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content and message. america's commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. >> reporter: elsewhere in iran, a cleric upped the bounty of the killing of the author of a book that sparked global protest after the late leader called it islam. >> yes, it's a stupid film. the correct response is to say it's a stupid film on youtube and get on with your life. to take it and deliberately use it to inflame your troops is a political act. it's not about religion. >> reporter: when asked why the pakistani government called for a national holiday today, many ways inviting protesters on the street, they told cnn they had to address public sentiment. i think it's already a decision that's been criticized by many. >> thank you. >>> the state department fending off accusations this morning that it failed to secure the u.s. consula
secretary, casts all 188 votes for the president and the next president of the united states, barack obama. >> thank you, mr. chairman. >> the convention wraps up tonight with speeches from vice president biden and, of course, the big speech from president obama. the vice president did pay a visit to the time warner cable arena yesterday for a walk-through on the stage. the vice president getting a feel for what he'll be looking at later tonight. now, the vice president and the president were supposed to give their speeches outdoors in front of 74,000 people at bank of america stadium. but democrats had to move the speech back inside because of weather concerns. by the way, that change in venue means they're not going to have any balloons. no balloon drop at a convention. the bottom of the hour we talk to margaret hoover and richard socarides. >>> former president clinton did not do it in his speech, neither did mitt romney. that's why u.s. service members will be listening to president tonight to see if he mentions the war in afghanistan. we go live to kabul, coming up. [ bridesmaid ] bla
in mexico, more than 130 inmates are on the run. police are blocking roads leading to the united states after a major prison break. they're offering a $15,000 reward as well for the fugitives who escaped from a prison about 150 miles from san antonio. police say they were able to burrow through a tunnel. >>> atlanta, nashville, new york city and the possibility of tornadoes. we'll get right to meteorologist rob marciano in atlanta. how are things looking this morning? >> wet to start and stormy to finish is the way you implied it as well. tennessee yesterday over 6 inches of rainfall, knoxville seeing 3 inches. that's a record. in places in arkansas they needed the rain. there were areas in alabama that saw swift water rescues taking place because of the flooding. heavy rain from pittsburgh through charleston. this is shifting towards the east. it will get towards the i-95 corridor from d.c. to baltimore, starting to slide into philadelphia right now in through new york city. even coastal flooding possible with winds as we get later on into the day. here comes the heavy rain. the foreca
outreach to the united states. >> definitely, i think in one sense there's been a lot between the two on this so-called red line and i think netanyahu was shocked he didn't meet him. he sees a real possibility that president obama can be off -- in office and knows he needs to work with president obama on a nuclear iran but at the same time, their presentation yesterday was very effective because he really sent out an urgency saying iran could have a bomb by next summer or spring. >> you know, i look at that red line. we were just talking about this, the camera caught us. what does that exactly mean when you cross that? >> it's a threshold over which if iran passes it then military action would be necessary and then there would be an agreement. he wants president obama to lay out if iran goes over this line, i'm in for military action. >> with some very specific details that are -- >> basically what the prime minister said was if iran reaches its final stage of enrichment needed for a nuclear bomb then, you know, he would want the united states to get involved. >> okay, so the presiden
of the united states. and i'm not that patient. >> the first lady went on to say her husband was the perfect temperament to be president. no emotional shifts, very steady. she says she's one of the only people who can really make him mad. >> i'd be in such big trouble. i'm not sure he can get away with that. >> he just did. >> she agreed with him. >> i do not know what happened in the limo on the way home. that's a private moment. >>> the replacement refs, another controversy. russell wilson throws a hail mary pass. it appears to be intercepted by green bay safety m.d. jennings. the replacement officials call it a touchdown. seahawks win, 14-12. >> i want to go back to michelle obama. i think there are a lot of people who think she would be a great president. >> the right answer when someone asks you if your wife would make a great president is yes. there's only one answer to that question. >> she was smooth with her answer about him about how he's patient. although some of his critics say he's been too patient with some in congress. >> the temperament. >> i wonder how that's going for them
court. they claim the group, public advocate of the united states, stole a photograph of them kissing from their blog and then used it in a mailer to illustrate what it calls the evils of same-sex unions. >>> all right. take a look at this incredible sight. mother nature at her most mysterious. an extremely rare albino whale swimming off the coast of australia. scientists say it's the only documented albino humpback. they've named him migaloo. he's spotted about once a year during -- look at that! during migration system. >> you hear that joke about ten times. but you heard it here first on "starting point." >>> it's a new chapter for j.k. rowling, her new adult novel "the casual vacancy" is already a best seller before even going on sale today. the book is raw, and as she says in an abc news interview, deeply personal. >> you've gone, it seems to me, from the ultimate fantasy to the ultimate reality. >> yeah, i think that's fair -- a very fair statement. i have gone from dragons and unicorns and all the fun that's involved in writing that to a book that's intensely personal, that exp
of the united states. can you handle that kind of pressure? >> i would be lying if i said that's not flattering. it's flattering to everybody. but the biggest mistake i can make is to believe the press, to believe the hype. >> he was elected mayor in 2009 and re-elected with 82% of the vote. now he's 37, the youngest mayor of a top 50 city in the united states. he's also used to the baby face jokes. >> i think one of the funnier things that has happened to you when you first met president barack obama he jokingly asked if you were the intern. >> that's right. >> you being asked to do the speech is that making up for that jab. >> i don't know. i don't know. i always got the age jokes at different points in my career. >> is it still happening? >> every now and then. but i'm starting to get the gray hair from my 3-year-old daughter and from politics. >> this is the biggest speech of castro's career. latinos enjoyed prominent speaking roles at the republican convention and castro must convince latinos to stick with president barack obama. >> president obama has not been a friend of the latino commu
a superintendent for 30 some years at many different park service units across the united states. the only time i've ever had a break is when i was on maternity leave. i have retired from doing this one thing that i loved. now, i'm going to be able to have the time to explore something different. it's like another chapter. it's got that sweet honey taste. but no way it's 80 calories, right? no way, right? lady, i just drive the truck. right, there's no way right, right? have a nice day. [ male announcer ] 80 delicious calories. fiber one. >>> a cnn exclusive. what chris stevens knew about threats to his life before the attack that killed him. >>> 14 officials singled out in the fast and furious report but no blame for the attorney general. >>> mitt romney now talking about the 100% as he tries to court latino voters. >>> welcome back to "early start," everyone. >> very happy that you're with us this morning. we're going to begin this morning with new details in the attack on the american consulate in benghazi, libya. u.s. officials saying it was a case of terrorism. that attack killed four americ
of an operational plot against the united states. >> i don't think whether obama or romney wins we'll see this technology go away or see any greater minimized use of it because of their own approach. i think we have seen president obama's most definitely willing to utilize, he's been a signature part of his counter terrorism agenda and it would be very hard for romney to roll that back, even if he wanted to. >> whether it's romney or obama in the oval office, the bigger problem with drones may be the international pushback from government and human rights groups. increasing increasingly that could cause some problems. >>> this man is caught and why this could mean the end of an era. that's coming up. sure does! wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. what's the rush? energy is being produced to power our lives. while energy development comes with some risk, north america's natural gas producers are committed to safely and responsibly providing generations of cleaner-burning energy for our country, drilling tho
suspended by the united states temporarily. the move is designed to give our special forces time to double check the backgrounds of current afghan police. there's been a troubling rise on the number of attacks on nato troops. more than 40 killed by members of the afghan security forces or insurgents disguised as police. >>> sun myung moon has died. moon's detractors called him a cult leader accusing him of brain washing and duping people out of money. he served in r time in prison in the united states for tax evasion. the reverend moon was 92 years old. look at this. terrifying moments for spectators at a monster truck show in eugene, oregon, this weekend. video shows the driver losing control of the oversized pickup after hitting a mud pick crashing into the panicked crowd. three people suffered injuries. amazingly though none are life threatening. >>> nearly a week after hurricane isaac slammed into the gulf coast there are new threats this morning posed by rain, swoelen rivers and lakes. we'll have a live report from inside the damaged zone in new orleans coming up next. upbeat ] [ dog
took their own plane down. >> successfully prevented an attack on the united states capitol. i am particularly thankful to them because on that fateful day i was at the u.s. capitol. their example continues to inspire and to strengthen our nation. >> in the next half hour, "starting point" will be joined by former new york city mayor rudy giuliani. that live and current new york mayor michael bloomberg all live on "starting point." >> also this morning this dispute that had stalled for quite some time the construction of the 9/11 museum at ground zero appears to be settled this morning. just last night new york governor andrew cuomo, new york city mayor michael bloomberg, and new jersey governor chris christie struck this deal so construction of the $700 million museum which was supposed to open in 2009, is expected to resume very soon. no date has been set yet for that opening. >>> al qaeda in the arabian peninsula suffers a major blow. yemen's military has killed the second in command there. abu said al shihri. he was responsible for improvement and fund-raising. local officials
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